Lips began as a solo project in 2010 while Steph Brown was living in New York, recording demos in the bedroom of her Brooklyn apartment. She went on to win the APRA Silver Scroll in 2012 for her song ‘Everything To Me’, a soulful slow burner that played on student radio and introduced a new voice to the airwaves. Lips’ sound grew over the years as the project went from solo to duo to a four-piece band.

Brown had been part of the music scene for some time, playing with Opensouls and Anika Moa, collaborating with Anna Coddington, and playing in Fredericks Brown with Deva Mahal in New York. Lips went on to release three EPs and one LP, I Don’t Know Why I Do Anything (2021) though the project went through many changes, gradually changing from a solo project to an established band. 

Steph Brown, Lips.
Lips publicity photo.
Lips photographed performing at a CD release.
Lips - Everything To Me (2012)
Lips - Traces of Teddy (2015)
Lips - I Don't Know Why I Do Anything (2021)
Fen Ikner, Lips, 2018.
Lips - One Not Two (2010)
Steph Brown, 2018
Lips - Heave Ho (2021)
Lips' Fen Ikner and Steph Brown.
Lips' Steph Brown rehearsing with Anna Coddington, 2015.
Lips - Not Today (2022)
Lips - Guilty Talk (2019)
Lips publicity photo
Drummer Fen Ikner, Lips.
Lips: Maude Morris, Fen Ikner, Steph Brown, Ruby Walsh.
Lips - Your Deodorant Doesn't Work (2021)
Lips - What the Hell (2021)
Lips - Shadows (2012)
Stephanie Brown, Lips
Lips, left to right: Fen Ikner, Ruby Walsh, Maude Morris, Steph Brown.
Photo credit: Lula Cucchiara
Lips New Zealand tour poster, 2021
Steph Brown, Lips, 2018
Anna Coddington (centre) with Steph Brown and Fen Ikner from Lips.
Lips US solo tour, 2011.
Lips in a publicity photo.
Lips performing at Bowery Ballroom, NYC, 2014.
Lips publicity photo
Opensouls, 2004.
Steph Brown.
Lips' Steph Brown playing a live to air set on 95bFM, Auckland, 2012.
Lips - Look, Listen album cover (self-released, 2012)
Lips - The Reason
Lips promotional image
Lips - Empty Hours (2021)
Lips' Fen Ikner and Steph Brown, 2018.
Nightcall video shoot for George FM, with Nick Dwyer, Jeremy Toy, Johnny Paker. 
Daffodils trailer (2019) NZ On Screen
Lips - Nightcall (2013)
Lips - We Don't Have Much Time (2013)
A still from the video for Lips' Traces of Teddy, Tuscon Arizona, 2015
Lips - Freddy Bardot (2014)
Lips' Fen Ikner and Steph Brown performing at Glasslands, Brooklyn, NYC, 2014.

Steph Brown - vocals, synth, keyboards

Fen Ikner - drums, vocals

Ruby Walsh - bass, vocals

Maude Morris - guitar, synth, vocals


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